Monthly Archives: June 2011

Harry Brown (2009)

Director: Daniel Barber Writer: Gary Young An entertaining enough Death Wish/Dirty Harry style revenge thriller, the twist is this time he’s a senior citizen!  It is impossible for Caine to not entertain on screen.

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The Truman Show (1998)

Director: Peter Weir Writer: Andrew Niccol Is this considered a “classic” yet?  I love this movie so much, from the concept to the cast to the execution, I can’t think of how it could’ve been done better.  Definitely one of … Continue reading

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Cronos (1993)

Director: Guillermo del Toro Writer: Guillermo del Toro This is del Toro’s first film and my first time watching it.  Definitely in his wheel house.  Ancient devices, fantasy/supernatural element, blood, that’s del Toro all right!  I enjoyed it, not as … Continue reading

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Super 8 (2011)

Director: J.J. Abrams Writer: J.J. Abrams I like Abrams as a director and he comes up with great concepts but it seems like pretty much every story he works on they fall flat in the ending.  Super 8 has a … Continue reading

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Paths of Glory (1957)

Director: Stanley Kubrick Writers: Stanley Kubrick & Calder Willingham and Jim Thompson (Based on the novel by Humphrey Cobb) Excellent.  One of the great anti-war films.  Heart wrenching and intense.  Required viewing!

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Mike Birbiglia: Tales from My Secret Public Journal – What I Should Have Said Was Nothing (2008)

Writers: Mike Birbiglia & Joe Birbiglia Birbiglia is more storyteller than stand up I suppose.  His stuff is certainly funny but all of his stuff is structured as a long form story.  Funny stuff!

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Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop (2011)

Director: Rodman Flender A pretty great behind the scenes look at the cross country tour Conan O’Brien went on after getting fired from The Tonight Show after less than a year.  As a fan I was pretty mad that Conan, … Continue reading

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